| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong?
Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Last week: Pres. Obama is working overtime to rally Congress to agree to a military strike against Syria. The Capitol is divided concerning this move. However, there are several pending factors and outcomes. Pres. Obama wants to defend global human...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Last week: Certainly Syria dominated the news this week with the last minute proposal from the Russians to avoid, at least for now, a U.S. military attack on Syria and the Pres. Obama’s address to the nation. It was evident in all polls, that the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:33 AM
The season's second tropical depression formed Monday along the Mexican coast, nearly two weeks after Tropical Storm Andrea, but it's uncertain whether it will become Tropical Storm Barry.
The system was bringing heavy rains to the Yucatan Peninsula,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:12 AM
A record-warm spring, second-warmest summer, fourth-warmest winter and above-normal fall made 2012 the warmest year on record for the contiguous states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
It was a foregone conclusion...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Bill Proenza said fighting to ensure forecasts are as accurate as possible and speaking his mind has gotten him into trouble again. This time, he was fired as a top manager for the National Weather Service.
Proenza, 68, was ousted as National...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
I'm not keen on anthropomorphizing nature, a tendency best left to nineteenth-century poets: Shelley, Wordsworth, that element.
So I grit my teeth and endure the National Weather Service's practice of naming tropical storms and hurricanes. It's a well-...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Football season's over and baseball spring training games often don't rise to the level being topic for casual conversation, so last week's big snow that wasn't quickly became fodder for plenty of commentary at many levels.
A major target when stormy...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The peak of hurricane season is approaching later this month, but storm activity in the middle of the Atlantic is unlikely to develop during the first half of August because of a massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert moving across the ocean....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Would you believe the National Hurricane Center is still monitoring Tropical Storm Dorian - or, at least, what's left of it?
In its 2 p.m. tropical weather outlook on Thursday, the center gave the system's remnants a 20 percent chance of redeveloping...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
If a new hurricane modeling system is correct, the East Coast can expect to get hit by one tropical storm this year and another will make landfall on the Gulf Coast.
The Coastal Carolina University of Conway, S.C., released a first-of-its-kind...